A recent study on autism shows that 1 out of a 100 children are diagnosed with autism. This is a 50% increase compared to before. Although the causes…

A recent study on autism shows that 1 out of a 100 children are diagnosed with autism. This is a 50% increase compared to before. Although the causes for this increase is unknown, this has caused more attention to be directed to the issue of autism. Autism is often characterized by impaired social interaction which can prove to be problematic in their development throughout life. Boys are also four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls although, again, not much is known as to why. There is currently no “cure” for autism and treatment usually involves therapy and behavioral intervention which has been shown to be more effective if done earlier. Since there are no blood tests that can be used to detect autism, it is necessary for the caregivers of the child to pay extra attention to the child’s behavior to ensure that if they exhibit symptoms of autism to get them treatment as soon as possible. – Vivian

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